Sciatica Treatment Richmond
Sciatica Pain Video Presentation
Sciatica, caused by irritation of the sciatic nerves due to impingement or compression, is a particularly intense pain often felt in the lower back, buttocks and leg area. It can have a significant impact on your ability to do day-to-day tasks. The pain often reduces mobility and range of motion. The reason the pain can cover such a wide area is that sciatic pain radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve which branches from the lower back through your hips, buttocks and down each leg into the foot.
The sciatic nerve is one of the thickest and largest nerves in the body. It spans from the lower back, through the buttocks and thighs down into the legs and feet. It’s key for controlling the thighs, legs and feet. Sciatica can develop as a result of improper posture, muscular-skeletal imbalances, and accidents. A bulging disc, also known as herniated or prolapsed disc, can cause sciatica if it presses on the sciatic nerve. Pressure from vertebrae or muscle may also cause compression and irritation of the sciatic nerve. Because there are anatomical differences between people and different combinations of muscular-skeletal and neurological imbalances that can lead to sciatica, it’s very important to establish a clear root cause diagnostic.
Some common symptoms of sciatica (sciatic pain), according to Web MD, are:
- Burning or tingling down the leg
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain
- Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
- Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- Constant pain on one side of the rear
- A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up
To effectively help with sciatica, we always start by conducting our unique 10-step measurement-based chiropractic check-up which we refer to as the first visit. All the readings, measurements, X-rays (if clinically required) and manual assessments combine to give us a deeper insight into the particulars of your individual case. Understanding what’s going on uniquely in your body and what is contributing, directly or indirectly, to the problem helps us formulate a root cause diagnosis. From there we can create a personal measurement-based corrective healing program.